On 25 May 2021, COST’s governing board, the Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), confirmed the funding of 40 new COST Actions, which will start in the Autumn of 2021.
43% of all Actions cover at least two OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) fields of science and technology, while 13% cover at least three fields, clearly highlighting the multidisciplinary of the new Actions.
This year, 45% of the main proposers are women.
Natural sciences lead the way as the most represented field of science (represented in 45% of the Actions), followed by engineering and technology (40%), medical and health sciences (25%), social sciences (23%), agricultural sciences (18%) and humanities (8%).
On 23 June 2021, COST Actions and their Memorandum of Understanding will be available on the COST website and first Management Committee meetings will start between September and October 2021.